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The Other Guys - Pimps Don't Cry music video, featuring Eva Mendes and Cee-Lo

No, you're not watching a James Bond video. Written by the Will Ferrell gang, "Pimps Don't Cry" is the unofficial theme song for The Other Guys. Better, it's sung by Eva Mendes, who plays Ferrell's wife in the buddy cop comedy. She may not be the next Beyonce, but she's good enough for me. Soul funk superstar Cee-Lo, one half of Gnarls Barkley, joins her. Check it out!

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THE OTHER GUYS starts funny and ends preachy (review)

Rating:  (Passable)

Will Ferrell is a funny guy, and watching him play a 'character' is always enjoyable. If you like loud noises, people yelling at each other, and good physical comedy, The Other Guys provides them in abundance during its first half. Sadly, while it starts out hilarious, the movie slowly loses its funny in favor of bullets, car chases, explosions, and a stupid money laundering plot. There will be a lot of people who like this movie, but few will be impressed by anything in the last 45 of its 107 minute runtime. What happened? Did they just run out of ideas? I can't say I feel cheated or ripped off, but Will Ferrell and Adam McKay can do better. 

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Hey, it's Will Ferrell's NYPD recruitment video and extended 4 minute trailer for The Other Guys (video)

Everyone's talking about The Other Guys because it opens tomorrow and I'm no exception. But mostly, I think this NYPD Recruitment video is damn funny. Seeing Will Ferrell go into an anger rage never gets old. Neither does his sense of humor. Recent reports say that his next movie might be filmed entirely in Spanish. Hey, whatever works. 

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Will Ferrell and Adam McKay speak about their cutting-edge VHS to DAT filming process for The Other Guys (video)

These guys are are so good together. I remember listening to Will Ferrell and Adam McKay on the unrated Anchorman DVD, and it still ranks as one of the best and most irrelevant commentary tracks I've ever heard. This reminds me of how they went on about a special lens they used in a single shot of Anchorman that cost them $50,000--it was a shot of Will Ferrell's mustache. To learn about the extensive Maxwell VHS filming technique and laborious post-production process for their new comedy, The Other Guys, check out the video below.

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MEGAMIND teaser is a reminder why Dreamworks is no Pixar

From the director of Madagascar and two unknown writers comes Megamind, which looks like yet another rather lame computer animated comedy from Dreamworks. I suppose it wouldn't be so bad if not for the incredible films consistently flowing from Pixar. Shrek (2002) is still the best film to come from Dreamworks animation, while Pixar seems to top itself year after year. Perhaps I'm being too harsh?

The IMDB description for this is as follows:

After super-villain Megamind (Ferrell) kills his good-guy nemesis, Metro Man (Pitt), he becomes bored since there is no one left to fight. He creates a new foe, Titan (Hill), who, instead of using his powers for good, sets out to destroy the world, positioning Megamind to save the day for the first time in his life.

Megamind hits theaters Nov. 5, 2010. 


"Murder at the OK Corral" pokes fun at its own genre (Review)

Murder at the OK Corral

I don't usually review theater, but hell, it's my site. Plays are a lot like 3D movies anyway--except you don't need the funny glasses! Here's a piece I wrote for a local site, I saw the show in little Paw Paw, Michigan this past Sunday.

The O.K. Corral is a symbol of the old west that never seems to die. There are countless plays, films, books, and movies set at the Arizona bar, which was host to one of the most famous gunfights in history. In the genre of watching a show about the making of a show--think The Muppet Show or 30 Rock, but in the old west--the Village Players in Paw Paw, Michigan put on Murder at the O.K. Corral.

The play opens with tyrannical director Hermet Von Kibbel (Leward Fluty) screaming at his team of actors on the set of Days of the OK Corral. It's a one camera, hokey old western TV show, but that doesn't make it any less important for the Von Kibbel to yell at his cast. He's the kind of guy who wears an eye patch, but can't seem to remember which eye it's supposed to be on.

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